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kept the f.b.i. team waiting for more than five weeks -- five weeks when they were finally granted access. four months later, the administration still has not discussed the serious between the groups behind the benghazi attack and the leaders of the attack on the u.s. embassies in cairo, tunis the same week of september 11. four months later, following the pickering report on state department failures leading up to the attack, not a single state department employee has been fired and held responsible for their role in denying adequate security for the consulate in benghazi. four months later, despite secretary clinton's september 21 declaration, quote, which said, what happened was a terrorist attack, we will not rest until we have tracked down and brought to justice the terrorists who murdered four americans, end of quote. this administration seems to have not only rested but to have moved on, and apparently hopes that the congress and the american people will too. and today, just today, "the new york times" is reporting, quote, several ejips members of a squad of militant that --
until the f.b.i. completes its investigation we're not going to know all the reasons why these people showed up with weapons and stormed our compound. >> well, secretary clinton is ambassador rice's state thament benghazi was a copy cat of the cairo demonstrations factually accurate? >> it turned out not to be because the cairo demonstrations were not heavily arm and we did eventually get host nation security support. so there are -- there were differences. but again i would say that secretary rice conveyed information that had been provided by the intelligence community and the interagency process. into the process. is the statement that benghazi was, quote, prompted by an anti-muslim video, end quote, factually accurate? >> i'd have to go back to my first answer, we don't know all the answers. >> on september 16, the very same day you and ambassador susan rice made her statements to american people in the world, the libyan president said on npr, quote, the idea that this criminal and cowardly act was a spontaneous protest that it just spun out of control, is completely unfounded and
monitoring by the tunisian government. there are other suspects that the fbi are both closely following and consulting with partner governments. i think based on my last conversation with director muller which was just a few days ago, he went to libya. he went to tunisia. he beliefs that the investigation is proceed iing. i know the fbi has been on the hill doing briefings with certain committees. i don't know about this committee. but i certainly hope that the fbi is able to investigate, identify, and hold responsible those who waged this attack against us. and i think based on their work, they feel that they are pursuing some very positive leads. >> okay. my understanding is the tunisian person who was held was released by a judge there. and that person has been released. so basically we don't really know at this point who did it. >> well, congressman, i confirmed with director muller who was just in tunisia meeting with their high officials that this person is basically under law enforcement surveillance. and forbidden to leave. director muller told me that that had been confirmed to
think until the f.b.i. completes the investigation we won't know all reasons why they showed up with weapons and stormed the compound. >> secretary clinton is ambassador's rice statement that benghazi was a copycat of the cairo demonstrations factually accurate? >> it turned out not to be because the cairo demonstrations were not ally armed and we did eventually get host nation security support. there were differences. but again, secretary rice conveyed information that had been provided by the intelligence community. and the interagency process. >> i'm not trying to go in to the process. i'm trying to determine what the truth is as best we know at this time. secretary clinton is ambassador rice's statement that benghazi was prompted by anti-muslim video," put on the internet in the united states factually accurate? >> i'd have to go back to my first answer, congressman and just say that we don't know all the motivations so i don't want to give a sweeping answer as to what prompting those men to come out that night and attack our compound. >> okay. well, on september 16, the ver
. that is not the weight of the evidence right now, but i think until the fbi completes its investigation, we're not going to know all the reasons why these people showed up with weapons and stormed our compound. >> well, secretary clinton, is ambassador rice's statement that benghazi was a copy cat of the cairo demonstrations factually accurate? >> well, it turned out nod not to be because the cairo demonstrations were not heavily armed. and we did get host nation security support. so there were differences. but again, i would say that secretary rice conveyed information that had been provided by the intelligence community. >> i'm not trying to go into the process. right now i'm just trying to determine what the truth is best we know at this time. is ambassador rice's statement that benghazi was of course prompted by an anti-muslim video in the united states. >> i'd have to go back to my first statement and say we don't know all of the motivations so i don't want to give a sweeping answer to what caused these men to come out that night and attack the compound. >> all right. well, on september 16th, the s
on -- there was discussion going on afterwards. the fbi spoke to them before we spoke to them. other than our people in tripoli -- i think you're talking about washington, right? >> the point i am making is a simple phone call would ascertained immediately that there was no protest. this attack started at 9:40 pm benghazi time. it was an assault. i'm going back to ambassador rice five days later purposely misleading the american public. why wasn't that known? transparent?e >> i would say once the assault happened and what he got our people rescued and out, our most immediate concern was taken care of their injuries. i still have a ds agent at walter reed seriously injured. getting them into frankfurt, ramstein, to get taken care of. the fbi going over -- we did not think it was a puppet for us to talk to them before the fbi conducted their interviews. i think this is accurate -- i certainly did not know of any report that contradicted the ic talking points at the time that ambassador rice went on the tv shows. i just want to say that people have accused ambassador rice and the administration of misl
, to do that time honored trick of saying well, there is still the f.b.i. looking in to this. as long as an inquiry is out there, i can't answer x, y, z. perfect out and the way of appointing the inquiries and commissions is always a way to cover. >> bret: by the way, juan, the a.r.v., the report that looked in to it, with ambassador pickerring and former chairman of the joint chiefs mullen did not interview secretary clinton for this massive report that was supposed to look in to every aspect of this case. they did not interview secretary clinton which seemed strange to many of the lawmakers today. let me ask you about this hearing overall and what you thought. your perspective. >> first, let me respond to your point which is that she said it was their decision, that they did not see her as in the line of order. >> bret: i know but don't you think that's weird? >> no. she is the secretary of state. if she said during the testimony the request for added security never came to her desk. she didn't accept it or deny it, she didn't review it. didn't come to her desk. >> she took responsi
. there are other suspects that the fbi or both closely following and consulting with partner governments. i think based on my last conversation with the director that was just a few days ago he went to libya and tunisia and believes the investigation is proceeding. they are doing was a fight briefings with certain committees. i don't know about this committee, but i certainly hope that the fbi is able to investigate and identify and hold responsible lowest wage this attack against us and i think that based on their work they feel that they are pursuing some very positive leads. >> my understanding is the person that was held was released by a judge. that person has been released. so you don't know at this point who did it. >> i confirmed with the director who was in the meeting with their high officials that this person is basically under law enforcement surveillance forbidden to leave. the director told me that had been confirmed by him. >> just very briefly, no one has been held accountable or charged with this offense. before gadhafi was taken out, my understanding is the nation had 18 shipmen
clinton said today, the fbi is still working on the investigation. director mueller was in libya and tunisia recently. i get disappointed when people give half of the story. the guy has been released. as hillary clinton said today, yes, but he's under constant surveillance within tunisia and following the rule of law and as more evidence becomes available, they are prepared to act on him again. i think as hillary clinton said dramatically, our focus here now is to bring these guys to justice but also to understand benghazi in the context of what's happening over the last few days to understand the evolving threat from al qaeda and to deal appropriately with that. >> dana loesch there were phone calls today that they would have been fired. do you agree with that? >> there were a lot of missteps here. we do know that you had said that there was a whisper of questioning susan rice and secretary of state clinton. i don't think asking questions on why talking points were changed, we know for sure the u.s. intelligence report came out and said extremists that led the attack had al qaed
top concerns, jon. jon: so the fwi investigation is -- fbi investigation is still going on, right? does that hold potential jeopardy for secretary clinton? >> reporter: probably not, jon, because the fbi investigation is, as you say, focused on culpability for the actual attacks, not on the obama administration's shifting account in the eight days that followed 9/11. the hallmark of that shift, of course, was u.n. ambassador susan rice's appearance on five sunday shows september 16th when she asserted on the basis of of talking points prepared by the ic that benghazi was not a preplanned attack, a position later disavowed by the obama administration as self-evidently untrue. >> so, and we did not -- i think accurate, sir, i certainly did not know of any reports that contradicted the ic talking points at the time that ambassador rice went on the tv shows. >> reporter: yet such reports were circulating in clinton's own department and at the national security council where she sits well before rice's sunday show tour. fox news has published internal state department e-mails that note
dennboldened be one has paid a penalty for the attacks in benghazi? >> i know that the fbi has been briefing some committees. i assume some members of this committee are included. i don't know that but i would assume. about the progress of their investigation. i got the most recent update from the director a few days ago when he returned from north africa. they are following some very promising leads and putting together cases. they would have to speak to you directly about that in a classified setting. but i think what they are trying to determine is how best to respond and i think what the president clearly said is, we will respond and we will bring those to justice and i don't think anybody should doubt this president at his word. we have some very good examples of that. it may take time but he does not in any way divert attention from the goal of bringing them to justice. >> thank you, madam secretary. the president also said al qaeda has been decimated and in light of the recent terrorist activities that we continue to see in north africa, around the world, would you characterize that a
today, the fbi is still working on the investigation. director mueller was in both libya and tunisia recently. i get disappointed when people give half of the story. the senator just said, you know, while this guy's been released. but as hillary clinton said today, yes, but he's under constant surveillance within tunisia, they're following the rule of law, and as more evidence becomes available they're fully prepared to act on him again. so i think, you know, as hillary clinton said dramatically, our focus here now is to bring these guys to justice but also to understand benghazi in the context of what's happened in mali recently, what's happened in algeria over the past few days, to understand the evolving throat from al qaeda in the maghreb and to deal appropriately with that. >> dana loesch, there were calls from some people, rand paul and others, that hillary clinton would have been fired over what happened. do you agree with that? >> i do agree with that. i think senator paul was correct in his claims today and how he addressed secretary of state clinton. there were a lot of --
it on college campuses. it's focusing on the wrong issue. this fbi said that the assault weapon ban of 1994 did nothing to lower crime and does anybody that's watching this broadcast now think that a signed poster that said do not carry your weapon in this area would prevent what happened in sandy hook. and what about the hipaa laws when a professional finds out, what happens. >> and one of the weapons used at sandy hook, bush master, mr-14. before the patent on the m-16 was expired. it was-- >> domestic. but it can fire 45 shots in a minute by squeezing the trigger, this is the problem. it's too easy to kill. >> sean: and i know a lot about guns. let me he throw it to dennis kucinich instead. i'm glad you have a fundamental understanding of the second amendment more so than anybody else on your side so far that i've heard. i'm willing to have an honest discussion, a marksman since i was 11, 12 years old. i understand more than anything about gun safety. my guns are locked up, you can't get to them. we should have ownership in these countries. and we want to stop sandy hooks. don't we have to d
on 9/14 three days after the attack told the fbi there was no demonstration, this undercut the administration's false narrative that there was an anti-islam video to blame and this came two days before susan rice's statements on the sunday talk shows, also today, a leading republican said, given mrs. clinton's performance, having not reviewed these requests and these warnings that he would have fired her. here is rand paul. >> i'm glad that you're accepting responsibility, i think that ultimately with your leaving you accept the culpability for the worst tragedy since 9/11, and i really mean that. had i been president at the time, and i found that you did not read the cables from benghazi, did you not read the cables from ambassador stephens, i would have relieved you of your post. >> one thing to listen for at house foreign affairs, megyn, is the parsing of the language, what we heard from mrs. clinton al-qaeda core may be decimated, the traditional al-qaeda leadership with bin laden's death, but in fact, concedes that the taste or flavor of al-qaeda, al-qaeda 2.0 what we'
.i.a. and the fbi have to be able to communicate more effectively. these agencies communicate more effectively. how do we get better? you know what? it has been a lot better. and nobody said we need to know why george bush let this happen. we need to know why republicans stood in the way. it is a totally different reaction. >> bill: what we had -- again which president opposed to the 9-11 commission, did a tremendous job led by tom kane of new jersey. and lee hamilton from maine. they came up with the recommendations. they looked at it from a bipartisan way. what lessons can we learn. it was not let's bring in the secretary of state who would have been condy rice. let's bring in the secretary of state and hold her responsible for the whole damn terrorist attack. >> i would have fired you! condy rice! >> bill: that's the difference. sherry is down in brownwood texas. >> caller: good morning. >> bill: good morning. what do you think? >> caller: my only thing that i really took out of this because i expected hillary to do what she did what i'm saddened about as a progressive is john mccain has turned
socialite's that prompted david petraeus to resign as cia director. that is general john allen. the fbi uncovered messages from the marine general during its investigation of david petraeus last year. he has been cleared. allegations of professional misconduct were not substantiated by the investigation. the secretary news from the obama administration. the u.s. representative -- u.s. trade representative ron kirk will leave the administration by the end of february. the white house confirmed this. his departure was widely expected after he said last year he was planning to leave and return to his native texas. asked representative, he was responsible for developing and recommending american trade policy to the president. other headlines, this from israel. prime minister benjamin netanyahu wins, but it takes a big hit. israel was thrown into political chaos in iraq after and his party suffered a setback in the nation's first elected in four years, but his party did win. he does retain his position. that's the doorpost. another international story. russia is ready with talks -- for talks
are the people who are being prosecuted? where are the suspects in custody? is that for her to answer or the f.b.i. and why don't we have answers about that? >> we don't have answers 'cause they haven't done anything. one thing they called an f.b.i. investigation, which is a criminal investigation, this was obviously an act of terror. but by saying it doesn't matter, then that sets aside or diminishes the importance of all the measures they failed to take. there were warnings. there was attacks on a british ambassador. there was a request to keep an additional security force there because of the rising threat. it was obvious that there was -- including rather urgent messages september by our am -- sent by our ambassador back to washington which she said she never saw. i was in tripoli with christopher stevens on july 7. he was deeply concerned about security there. cnn reporter found a message from him weeks later in the burned out consulate. so look, this thing has been a cover-up. i'm sorry to tell you that probably the adoring media will now say, well, that chapter is over. well, it's not over
information has the fbi found on who did this, who these terrorists were specifically? when are we, when can we expect an update how this investigation is going? or is it dead in the water? is nothing actually happening? >> well, we're going to continue to work and i'm going to ask questions of secretary designee kerries because he will continue on with the work there. people still want justice. the president promised justice. when i asked the secretary yesterday was there justice, she said the president has promised and you can trust him to deliver. well, i'm not of the same mind set. i don't trust we'll find the full delivery of justice that the american people want from this president. martha: as john mccain pointed out, two of those four americans died in the final hour of a seven-hour siege. there are really still a lot of questions about why not more was done and who did this. senator barrasso, thank you so much. always good to have you on the show. >> thanks, martha. bill: you wonder now if those answers will ever come public at any point. >>> phil mickelson is one of the greatest gol
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